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Rand Paul echoes Reagan’s call for the acknowledgement of God in the classroom

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference on Friday, where he approvingly quoted Ronald Reagan’s call for God to be included in classrooms. “Reagan understood the unity of this message when he wrote: We do not have a separate social agenda, separate…

Ronald Reagan, D-Day anniversaries and the suppression of memory

The following is an excerpt from Harvey J. Kaye’s The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great (Simon & Schuster, 2014). On June 6, 1984, President Ronald Reagan went to Normandy, France, to speak at events……

Oklahoma bill: Honor ‘under God’ in the Pledge because of Ronald Reagan

Legislation introduced to the Oklahoma House of Representatives seeks to commemorate the addition of “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance by citing President Ronald Reagan and “our Christian heritage.” The resolution (pdf), introduced Monday by Republican state Rep. Sean Roberts, would symbolically recognize this year as the 60th anniversary…

So much for the afterglow: A history of CPAC straw poll whiffs, misses, and ‘seriously?’

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Freak Show has closed up shop after another year of dishing red meat to attendees who came to town with a dull gleam in their eyes and a three-pack of condoms in their wallet (purchased during the first G.W. Bush administration) and then…

RAW STORY sends Roy Edroso to CPAC

We’ve been fans of alicublog writer Roy Edroso for years. Is there anyone who understands the angst of conservatives better than Roy, who rounds up right-leaning thought each week at the Village Voice? Who better, then, to hobnob with Ted Cruz and the gang. We’ll be adding Roy’s dispatches here…

Colbert: What would ‘hypothetical, contemporary Super Reagan’ do about Syria?

“Conservatives have the uncanny ability to know what Ronald Reagan would do at any given time,” Stephen Colbert said last night. “Syrian conflict? Invade. Obamacare? Repeal. Soup or salad? Jelly beans.” “We conservatives know,” he continued, “that the Gipper would never stand for the use of chemical weapons — today.…

House Republican claims Reagan would never do exactly what he did on chemical weapons

In a Thursday appearance on Fox News, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) invoked a familiar Republican trope by saying that the United States would never be in the situation it finds itself in regarding Syria if Ronald Reagan was the current U.S. president. Ironically, as pointed out by Think Progress,…

‘The Butler’ falsely portrays Ronald Reagan as racist, says son

Michael Reagan accuses Lee Daniels’ film about African American White House butler of harboring ‘a bunch of lies’ It has been hailed by no less a dignitary than the current president of the United States, Barack Obama, but the Oscar-tipped civil-rights drama The Butler has not gone down so well…

Archived papers reveal Queen Elizabeth’s ‘World War Three’ speech

By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) – Relations between the Soviet Union and the West had become so tense 30 years ago that British officials drew up a speech for Queen Elizabeth to deliver to the nation in the event of a nuclear war, newly released archives showed on Thursday. In…

Sen. Ted Cruz’ dad: America would be like Cuba without Ronald Reagan

Speaking to a Christian Broadcasting Network reporter over the weekend, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) insisted that the U.S. would have been in a state today that resembles Cuba’s communist regime, were it not for the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Raw Story readers last saw Rafael Cruz earlier…

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